Grilled Salmon Dinner

Grilled Salmon Dinner is a delicious, Italian-style seafood salad recipe made with fresh salmon filets. This recipe includes a made from scratch, Lemon Vinaigrette. Salad ingredients include: salmon, salad greens, potatoes, green beans, olives and boiled eggs. This is also a healthy, low calories, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (6) servings. Grilled Salmon Dinner will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 40 minutes.
Cooking Time: About 20 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

2 (4-5 oz)  fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets
8 tiny new potatoes
(8 oz) fresh green beans, trimmed
1/4 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
Nonstick cooking spray
6 cups torn mixed salad greens
8 grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup snipped fresh chives
4 hard-boiled eggs, cut into wedges
1/4 cup nicoise olives, pitted, and/or other pitted olives
1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette (below)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Thaw salmon, if frozen. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Cut a strip around the center of each potato. In a covered large saucepan, cook potatoes in enough lightly salted boiling water to cover for 10 minutes. Add in the green beans. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until potatoes and beans are tender. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain again. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, measure thickness of salmon fillets. Sprinkle salmon with lemon-pepper seasoning. Lightly coat both sides of salmon fillets with cooking spray.

3. For a charcoal grill, preheat to medium heat. Place filets directly over coals and cook uncovered 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling if fish is over 3/4 inch thick. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place salmon fillets on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Cut salmon into (1 oz) serving-size pieces.

4. Line six plates with salad greens. Arrange salmon, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, chives, eggs, and olives on greens. Drizzle with Lemon Vinaigrette.

Lemon Vinaigrette

1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a screw-top jar, combine lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

2. Cover and shake well.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size:
(1 oz) cooked salmon, 2/3 of an egg + 1 cup salad greens + 3/4 cup vegetables, and about 1-1/2 Tbsp vinaigrette.

Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
2 Fat + 1-2 Meat (l) + 2 Vegetable

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 262, Total Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 162mg, Sodium: 221mg, Sugars: 2g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 14g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/salads/grilled-salmon-salad-nioise

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